This is an independent bottling of 13yr old spirit distilled at Edradour. Released by Signatory Vintage, this was matured fully in a sherry cask and bottled at cask strength without any filtering or coloring.
Big, brash wine. Raspberry, sulphur, musty pipe tobacco. Some ethanol here. Stewed fruits, currants, blackberry, pepper.
Thick and rich. Raspberry, cherry cordial candy. Cocoa, musty tobacco. Honey, blackberry, currant and a well integrated oak presence. Syrupy and powerful. Heat is shockingly tame despite the monstrous proof.
Long, powerful and rich. Cocoa, jammy blackberry and strawberry. Faintly nutty, some pecan, lots of rich tobacco. Slightly drying, faint tannins.
Really phenomenal bottling that manages to accentuate big, bold flavors, without ripping your head off or succumbing too cloying sweetness or massive bitterness. Really, really impressive.